Welcome to Wilgus Hall
Wilgus Hall, named after James A. Wilgus and built in 1963, accommodates approximately 230 women. Wilgus is located on the corner of Greewood Avenue and College Drive. Wilgus Hall is specifically unique because it is an all-women’s residence hall. This living option offers a terrific opportunity for women to build a close community within the hall. Each floor features a kitchenette and lounge area for the convenience of its residents. Wilgus hall has a newly renovated basement with study rooms, a computer room, laundry facility, ice machine, and offers The Lynn Collins Conference Room that features a TV and a kitchen in a large meeting and dining area. The conference area is well utilized throughout the year by many organizations on campus.
Wilgus Hall sponsors an annual Women’s Weekend and partners with McGregor Hall to do the annual Luau, one of the first all-hall programs of the year. Wilgus Hall is also home to the Women's Wellness library and Interest Community.
From the Desk of the Resident Director
Will October be your Trick or Treat?
October is a crazy month for Platteville and Wilgus Hall. Why? Homecoming of course! We’ve joined up with Melcher Hall to go back in time… 150 million years ago that is, to the Land Before Platteville. Make sure to attend Homecoming events and Wilgus events to celebrate the occasion.
Also, if you are getting a little homesick never fear Fall Break is here! There will be no classes held on Friday, October 21st. So take the day off! Visit home or explore your new home of Platteville. There are plenty of great things to do in the surrounding area. If you don’t know where to start check out the city’s Chamber of Commerce.
As you are figuring out this semester don’t forget to utilize your resources. Make sure to check out the university’s academic/events calendar found here. October is full of fun activities, projects, and exams. Learn how to balance everything by visiting your academic advisor or the Academic Support Programs' office.
Don’t forget to check out fun Residence Life activities like Friday Night Club. This month the FNCs will be A Corny Evening/Bonfire with McGregor, Cooper, and Rountree, and then a Pancake Breakfast with Hugunin. Pickard Hall will also be hosting its annual Fright Fest.
Trick or Treat, Wilgus?
Wilgus Hall, Resident Director
P.S. Safety Tip of the Month: Be an active bystander. There are various ways to intervene and provide assistance to others. Intervention can be as simple as saying hi to a person that seems to be in an uncomfortable situation. Not all intervention requires you to make contact with a potential perpetrator. A simple hello or acting like you haven’t seen a person in a long time, can break up the situation and allow an individual to leave. Most importantly, don’t assume that someone else will take care of it.